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Garrett Felber on Fighting Prison Nation: The Nation of Islam's Challenge to Criminalization
WhenThursday, Mar. 5, 2020, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WhereUW Bothell
Campus roomDiscovery Hall 162
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsUW Bothell Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, UW Center for Human Rights, and Simpson Center for the Humanities
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Garrett Felber, Assistant Professor of History at University of Mississippi, is co-founder of the Portland-based prison abolitionist collective Liberation Literacy, and author of Those Who Know Don't Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Struggle, and the Carceral State, published by UNC Press in January 2020. The book is a stunning account of the NOI's activism against police brutality and incarceration in the 1950s and 1960s, based on impressive research. Felber is also the coeditor of the Portable Malcolm X Reader with the late activist-scholar Manning Marable and currently working on anthology of writings by the former political prisoner Martin Sostre. He will be speaking about his book, prisoner-led education efforts, and other possibilities for anti-prison organizing from within the university.

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